Now that the holidays are over and long gone, we’re left with the rest of the cold dreary winter months. To make this time of year at least slightly easier and cozier, we’ve got some great home decorating tips. These will make your home feel warm and comforting – something we all need nowadays, in all honesty. This is especially true since we’re all spending a lot more time at home than ever due to the situation. If you’re worried about having to keep to a budget, don’t fret: these tips won’t be ones that break the bank. All you need are small touches to make your space warmer and more inviting.
Use Warm Sources of Light
Winter is all about keeping warm, right? What better way to do this than with fire? Naturally, we don’t all have fireplaces at home, so we gravitate towards the next best thing: candles! Candles are a wonderful thing to have to burn in the winter when you’re spending time in a room. Whether it’s small tealights by your side or a delicious-smelling scented candle you love, candles will instantly transform a room and make it feel cozier. The same rule applies to lights – get your hands on some warm-colored twinkle lights to add a magical warmth to a room.
Dark Colors For The Win
Think about it, bright colors like white and pale blue can sometimes remind us of summer, but on the other hand, they also can represent snow and winter. In the winter, we suggest you stick to darker colors when decorating. The reason for this being that darker colors can make a space feel smaller and in turn, warmer. Creating the illusion of a smaller room will up the cozy factor. You don’t need to do anything drastic like paint the walls – even a throw blanket or throw pillows will do the trick.
Layer Different Textures
To create the ultimate cozy room, the key is using all kinds of fabrics and textures. When you want to warm up, what do you do? You curl up under a blanket. This logic applies to decor too. While we gravitate towards linens and cotton in the summer to cool down, the opposite is true in the winter. Go for faux furs, velvet, and knitted fabrics when purchasing things like rugs, throw pillows, and blankets. Decorating with these pieces will make any room feel inviting and comforting.
Finally, the best way to give a room new life is by accessorizing. Of course, it’s a budget-friendly approach which makes it even better. Go online or to a store and look for pieces that can serve you in some way or another – even if it’s just by being on display – and pick out a few you want to incorporate into the room you’re decorating. Keep in mind that less is more and overdoing it can result in a cluttered-looking room. Before you shop, take a good look at the room and find the spaces you’d want to place these items. Then, go shopping and stick to that mental list you made to avoid buying too many things.